I am in the market for some nice headphones for computer/VDL use.  I'm talking like $100 or under nice.  I'm sure there are some really nice $250 sets that rock, but I can't break the bank so soon after Christmas (good thing my 3 kids [b]really[/b] love their Wii that Santa brought them)  The JVCs I currently use were great back in the mid 1980s when I was an undergrad, but they are pretty well fried.  Any recommendations on a nice set and where to snag a good price?

Thanks in advance.


Check some of these out-




The Sony and Audio-Technica ones are two of the more popular models.  Some of the stuff from Sennheiser is great as well.

If you want to hear what they sound like, most larger music retailers should carry them (Guitar Center/Sam Ash/Etc).
I am using some Sony Noise-Cancelling headphones. I have recommended them to a couple of my buddies but let them borrow mine for a while to try them out and they seemed to like them. Picked them up at Best Buy for right at $100. I use these all the time, but when I am just in between classes or just doing something quick, I use the phones that came with my iPod. They are not amazing, but they seem to have pretty good response to both the high and low end. I know that the Sony phones I have are not the best, but for the price and for what I am currently using them for, it was worth the price for me.
Check out the AKG K-240's  They are fairly common in recording studios (or at least that's what they've convinced us it true) - they are a smidgen over your $100 limit, but well worth it in my opinion.  I own a pair that I used often until my wife got me some AKG 701's! 

The AKG 240s MSRP is $160, but you can find them on the web for much less.  [url=http://www.americanmusical.com/item--i-AKG-K240STU--src-Y0604GL0GOOGLE00.html?gclid=CJ_78_-j3pACFUaPOAodA0vFYA][i]Here[/i][/url] they are for $120.

Are you wanting over the head, full ear encompassing? - because there are some killer earbuds out there these days too.  I know Shure makes some good ones, like [url=http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Shure-E2C-InEar-Monitor-Earphones?sku=241716][i]these[/i][/url].  Sennheiser and others make some too, but I have no experience with them, as far as ";in the ear"; is concerned.  Honestly, most of time I just use some [url=http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=5335728&st=earbuds&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1051826204625][i]Sony earbuds[/i][/url] I picked up @ Best Buy for casual listening/on the go.  I like them just fine.

Just from searching around, it seems like [url=http://www.musiciansfriend.com/navigation/headphones-headsets-audio-recording-equipment?N=100001+304898+7][i]Musician's Friend[/i][/url] has some good deals on headphones in your price range.  Some good ones that are on sale for less than $100 that usually cost more.

Anyway - hope some of this helps...best of luck.

- OT

I paid about $150 at the time, and I thought I got a steal then...  These are excellent at that price range.

Granted they aren't ";open";; they're ";closed"; cans.  I dearly love my 595s, but when I need closed, I go to my 280's.  These are the same as Tyler's recommendation.  Try offering scitscat about $70 for them.  They were on sale for *I think* $79...  I bet they offer that.  If not, you lose nothing...
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